gathered in a back yard with a number of people who'd been adversely affected by the economy, by the healthcare law in particular. they talked about their trials and tribulations, but they also talked about obama administration policy that's have helped them. and that's the sort of thing the president is going to be emphasizing here. starting in albuquerque, gathering at someone's home, talking about the economy. obviously, that is the number one issue in the upcoming elections. then he travels to madison, wisconsin. more overtly political trip there. he'll hold a rally for the democratic national committee. and then on to des moines, iowa, where again he'll be gathering for sort of a small, semi-private gathering. of course, we will be there with cameras. where people are going to be talking about the economy. and then on to richmond, virginia, finally wrapping up on wednesday, with a similar event. and this is the sort -- this is the thing, alex. it's all tied together. the president trying to emphasize what we've heard many times in the past several weeks, that when he took office the economy was in terrible condition and he's had to take some steps, some of them unpopular.